Event Information

Berkshire Crafts Fair 2013
Show Dates: 8/9/13 - 8/11/13
Application Deadline: 4/7/13

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is NOT required)

General Information
The Berkshire Crafts Fair is sponsored by Monument Mountain School Center Inc. The funds raised from the operation of the Fair are used to fund scholarships for students, as well as to fund worthy and innovative projects submitted by both faculty and students. Faculty, staff, and students volunteer to work during the days the Fair is open to the public.

The Berkshire Crafts Fair is held indoors at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington MA and the main exhibit areas are fully air-conditioned. The Fair offers exhibitors the opportunity to both display and sell their crafts during the peak tourist season of Berkshire County.

Among the more prominent near-by tourist attractions are Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Jacob’s Pillow, a world-renowned location for dance; the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts, located in North Adams; and the Clark Art Museum, located in Williamstown.

Rules … submission of five images with descriptions, not to include a booth shot.

Guidelines …. All contemporary and traditional crafts as recognized by the American Crafts Council ….. no photography or painting permitted.

Application deadline: April 7 2013
Jury date: April 10 2013
Notification by May 10 2013
Registration deadline: June 15 2013
Cancellation deadline: June 30 2013

Fair set-up: August 8 2013

Fair open to public: August 9, 10, 11 (10 am to 5 pm)

Application fee: $30 before March 1, 2013; $40 after March 1 2013
Exhibitor fee: $450

Partial refund of fee if cancellation received in writing prior to July 1 2012

No refunds if received after July 1 2012

Jury Process
The jury will review all five images submitted simultaneously and will vote by secret ballot, on a scale of 1-5. The process is a silent process with only clarifying questions permitted. There will be no discussion of the quality of the work.

The jury consists of three professional crafts artists, each of whom is a respected artist in his or her field. Each juror receives an invitation to participate in the Fair at no charge.